Onstead Institute

The Onstead Institute develops, supports, and sustains innovative art and design practices and processes for K-12 education through a program of research, project administration, and public dissemination of information.

By partnering with faculty and students within the College of Visual Arts & Design (CVAD), the Institute contributes to the culture of creative excellence that has made the college a premier destination for emerging and established artists, designers, educators, and scholars. The Institute also seeks to integrate CVAD’s creative and intellectual energies with those of the external community—locally, nationally, and abroad—through engagement and collaboration.

For more information visit the Onstead Institute's website.

Student accomplishments

Sarah Travis, Dr. Amelia Kraehe

Art education doctoral student Sarah Travis and art education professor Dr. Amelia Kraehe published a co-authored paper in 2016 in The Urban Review titled Equity, the Arts, and Urban Education.

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

Art education doctoral student Sarah Travis and art education professor Dr. Amelia Kraehe published a co-authored paper in 2016 in The Urban Review titled Equity, the Arts, and Urban Education.

Alumni accomplishments

Holly York

Holly York is an Associate Museum Educator in Public Programs at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. Holly coordinates Youth and Family Programs that include classes for preschoolers to pre-teens, the teen council, family workshops, family days, and summer camps. She enjoys the variety that her job offers whether it's reading to children in the gallery or helping a zoo unload animals for a family day!

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

Holly York is an Associate Museum Educator in Public Programs at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. Holly coordinates Youth and Family Programs that include classes for preschoolers to pre-teens, the teen council, family workshops, family days, and summer camps. She enjoys the variety that her job offers whether it's reading to children in the gallery or helping a zoo unload animals for a family day!